Published on : Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau will launch a promotional roadshow which will have a delegation of Sri Lanka Tourism officials, as well as Sri Lanka’s leading hotels and tourism stakeholders and will visit the cities of Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar, as part of an ongoing effort to develop the number of tourists visiting the emerald island from the four GCC cities.
This tourism promotion started on 17th October and will end on 16th October and is expected to attract up to 50 of the leading travel and tourism companies in each of the cities.
A total of nineteen (19) industry partners from Sri Lanka-based tourism and hospitality entities will join the roadshow to promote the country’s unique hospitality services and attractions. The joinees are Aitken Spence Travels, Araliya Green Hills Hotel, Asian Adventures Travel Management Company, B.O.C Travels, Diethelm Travel Group, Exotic Global Holidays, Figco Lanka Holidays, Fun Holidays, Hamoos Travels, Hayleys Tours, Jetwing Travels, Mandarina Colombo Hotel, Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, Movenpick Hotel Colombo, NKAR Travels & Tours, Sunway Holidays, Tangerine Tours, Viluxur Holidays and World Travel Center Colombo.
Kuwaiti, Bahraini, Omani and Qatari travel agents and tourism professionals will receive the latest information on Sri Lanka’s tourism activities and developments. Ms. Madubhani Perera, Director/Marketing commented, “Sri Lanka is one of the preferred destinations for Gulf tourists as we offer a distinctive, adventure-packed, eco-friendly, family-focused experience and offering. With our rich nature, heritage and culture, year-round schedule of festivals and special events, numerous parks and eco centers, luxury resorts and wellness centres, Sri Lanka has many reasons for GCC families to return to Sri Lanka again and again.”
Lat yesr, Sri Lanka received a total of 107,635 tourists from Middle East region where 13,268 Omani Tourists have travelled to Sri Lanka while 5726 Kuwaiti tourists, 2887 Bahraini tourists and 1709 Qatari tourists visiting the country, Sri Lanka aims to double these numbers and achieve 20% increase from Middle East region.